The primary objective of this course is to learn repair skills that will be helpful in our daily lives. To achieve this, we will be teaming up with Transition Berkeley (TB) and high school students from Berkeley Technology Academy (BTA) and Independent Studies (BIS)!
Transition Berkeley is an organization that brings community members together to build a more equitable, sustainable, self-reliant future for Berkeley. Their community of repair experts will act as our mentors, helping us gain analytical and technical skills to repair many of the types of items, including electronics, appliances, clothing, bicycles and furniture. We will be learning alongside students of BTA and BIS!
Attending live meetings on Fridays at 3-4 pm PT. (No grade penalty for missing live meetings but highly recommended to get the most value out of this course!)
Every week we will have a “project”. In this project, we will briefly learn about an environmental challenge (via article/video), learn a new repair skill (via live/recorded Zoom meetings), then post on the bCourses discussion board demonstrating/explaining the new repair skill and briefly discussing potential solutions to the related environmental issue.
The main goal of this class is to learn hands on repair skills! Learning about an environmental challenge and its potential solutions should not take more than ~25 minutes per week.